Norma Williams

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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Self Catering in central Spoleto/Views/Easy Access to Rome, Perugia + Assisi

Large, private, pool available to all our guests, 7 miles away, FREE OF CHARGE, at our Villa Marianna.

Across the road from Spoleto park with bar, swings and climbing frames, 3 minutes walk to Piazza Liberta, the Roman amphitheatre and the shops, bars and restaurants in the centre of Spoleto, these 2 self catering apartments are just a short bus-ride to the train station, from where you can get to practically anywhere in Italy.

Both these stylish and comfortable apartments were originally owned by the builder of the block (and, you know they always keep the best for themselves !), a 7 year old, purpose built block of up-market apts, inhabited by a handful of wealthy, professional Italians.

Penthouse On The Park has a large roof terrace with 360 deg views of mountains, olive groves, the park and roof-tops + 2 sets of dble French windows, leading directly from the sitting/dining room onto a long balcony. Il Parco has 3 balconies, all with tree-top + hill views.

SPOLETO CENTRAL: With its shops, bars and the largest selection of fantastic restaurants, all offering a diversity of dishes from local black truffles to pastas and paper thin, bubbly, crispy crust, piping hot pizzas, Spoleto is not a touristy place and, therefore, prices are good, competitive local prices. The local wines eg Trebbiano, Grecchetto, Montefalco, Orvieto... are to die for. You will hardly notice the price of it on your bill. You can choose from amazing shoe, bag and clothes shops, any shape or size, designer label or otherwise. And, there are churches and monuments on street corners, under arches, through tunnelled alleyways, peppered hither and thither, as you meander along the picturesque cobbled lanes, every angle, a work of art. Fatal to take your camera out. You will obsessively do nothing but take photos ! The local bars are filled with friendly locals and the owners will warmly welcome you. The passeggiata is where everyone meets and is joyful, especially over aperitivi.

BUS, TRAIN OR CAR : From Spoleto train station, 30 mins walk, or a short bus ride (bus stops directly across the road), it is possible to get to practically anywhere in Italy eg 1 hr 20 mins to Rome, 4/5 hours to Venice and Naples, 30 mins to Perugia.... An easy walk along a flat boulevard road, stuffed with shops and bars ! From the nearest bus stop, a 5 mins walk, you can catch a bus to Norcia, which will take you on a sensationally beautiful drive along the Valnerina, for about 1 hr 45 mins, passing through mountain scenery, climbing higher and higher. Or, by car, you can continue further to the heart-stoppingly, amazing Gran Piano and see the tiny hick town of Castellucio peeking through swirling mists. On a great plane, surrounded by mountains, the world spilling beneath you, your heart will miss a beat. In Castellucio, you can dine on the finest lentils and white truffles. Nearer to home, by car, it is easy to visit Todi, Gubbio, Orvieto, Perugia, Spello and Assisi, all within a 45 mins radius.

WALKING, HIKING OR BIKING: Walk to the top of Spoleto, passing the famous Duomo, and you reach Spoleto's finest 2 monuments, the Rocca and Il Ponte. Takes about 10 mins. Then, you can do a circular walk around the Rocca, which is spectacularly beautiful, as you see Spoleto sprawling below you. Or, you can take the escalator from the bottom to the top of Spoleto. Then, pausing at the bar at the top for a prosecco, you can continue across the famous and stunning looking, arched bridge, directly into the mountains, and, either do another circular walk, passing across valleys, mountains and dales, ending up in Piazza Garibaldi, at the bottom of Spoleto, or, continue up through the Sacred Mountains to Monteluco. Or, you can take the bus from the bottom to the top, which takes about 10 minutes. If you are a cyclist, you can hire bikes locally and cycle along the river bank, all the way to Assisi, passing Campello and Trevi along the way.

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A contemporary penthouse apartment with a knock-out roof terrace, which has the most spectacular, panoramic views of mountains, olive groves, hills, monasteries, roof-tops and the park opposite. Beautiful light and airy apartment with a long balcony facing Spoleto park, 3 minutes stroll to Piazza Liberta in the centre of Spoleto with very easy access to Assisi, Orvieto, Trevi, Perugia, Montefalco and Rome. Outstanding mountain and hill views, an amazing and central location as well as Sat TV with english speaking news channels + DVD, make this a perfect apartment to enjoy the spoils of the fairy-tale city of mediaeval Spoleto, with its tunnelled, cobbled streets, its museums and churches, its many piazzas and its shops, bars and restaurants. Very easy access to Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto, Gubbio, Montefalco, Trevi, Norcia, Casteluccio, Bevagna, Trasimeno, Florence, Sienna - just over an hour to Rome, 4 hours to Amalfi and 5 hours to Venice by train.
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Umbria Holiday Rentals

Norma Williams

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We were retired ! We 'fell' into our holiday rental business by accident. It started as a hobby after someone pleaded with us to rent them our house in San Mamiliano, while we were away.

We now have 2 major partners and between us, we offer about 40 very diverse villas, apartments and pool properties, both in central Spoleto and close by. Please see them all on my personal website, the address of which you will find at the bottom of the HomeAway page of this property.

However, we still do not regard ourselves as 'proper business people' because we care far more about contributing to making our guests' holidays fantastic than we do about making money.

We hope you stay with us !

Norma Williams purchased this apartment in 2004
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Penthouse On The Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Penthouse On The Park
+39 0743 498 38
Spoleto Spoleto area


  • 5 of 5
The property and the host were amazing. Our family of four traveled from New York City and arrived tired but were quickly revived by the much heralded Laurie. We found the penthouse to be perfect for us and our two teen age children 14 & 17. We loved Spoleto and spent half our days there and the other half touring Umbria via train which is very convenient. We even hit the train station at 5:30 am to take the express train to Florence and had an incredible day. We went to Orvieto, Assisi and other small towns and villas. But always back to beautiful Spoleto. Awesome restaurants (even for someone with Celiacs) wonderful people and the most spectacular sights ever. I know we will back.
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Penthouse On The Park
+39 0743 498 38
Spoleto Spoleto area


  • 5 of 5
This was our second time to Umbria and Spoleto. What a lovely place to spend a vacation.

The apartment is perfectly located just a short lovely walk to the historic center. The apartment worked so well for us. Many incredible restaurants are close by and the kitchen is well equipped to cook with the wonderful fresh and local ingredients found in the markets.

Laurie was so gracious to pick us up at the train station and is a wealth of information. At the end of our visit, he made sure we got to the train station on time. You rock Laurie!

Norma and Laurie make sure your visit is one to remember. The apartment is located perfectly for exploring the wonders of Umbria.

We can't wait to come back!

K and D
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Penthouse On The Park
+39 0743 498 38
Spoleto Spoleto area
Green Bay, Wisconsin


  • 5 of 5
This was my first trip to Italy and to Spoleto. I traveled with a great friend (Sue) and our stay at the Penthouse on the Park exceeded our expectations. The location was excellent; just a short walk and you’re in the city center where all the shops, great restaurants and cafe/bars are. The upper terrace provided a gorgeous 360degree view of the hillside olive groves, hay fields, and pretty villas. Alot of time was spent just gazing out on the hillside with a glass of wine and enjoying the fragrance of jasmine in the air. The apartment was spacious, comfortable and well stocked.

Laurie was wondrous! He arrived quickly at train station to pick us up, toured us around town to show off his city, provided many tips on where to eat and drink, and was a very charming man. I was especially impressed with is willingness to make certain we were enjoying ourselves. He was always just a text away... After one week, he again transported us to Strettura (just outside Spoleto) to Castrum Resort for our second week. Without him, transport would of had to have been arranged and most likely expensive. Finally, he gathered us at the end of our stay to take us to the train. Truly amazing and unheard of in the States. Thank you - Thank you Laurie!!! And while I did not meet Norma, our email conversations prior to arrival where very helpful and booking was very easy! Thank you both for all the help; you made this holiday very easy to arrange and enjoy.

Finally, I cannot leave out the opportunity we were presented with to have dinner in the countryside with Norma and Laurie's friends Daniella and Luciano. Unsure of what the evening would entail, we were intrigued. In fact, it turned out to be a dining experience rivaling anything else. Multiple courses were served at a very casual pace allowing us to savor the flavors as well as enjoy conversation with the other guests from all over the world (New Zealand, Belgium, and USA). Truly a great Umbrian dining experience!

Thank you Norma and Laurie for an excellent holiday......
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Strettura Castle, alias Castrum Resort, was restored by our friend and partner, Paulo, and, he converted the castle into 3 suites and 3 one bedroom apartments. Contact me through this page for more details about this beautiful castle. There is much on my website that I would like to refer you to re its terrific location, its tranquility, the courses you can do there from beer making to cookery, the onsite restaurant - excellent cuisine at local rates, the beauty "farm" where we offer Hammam massages and, just a few minutes down the lane, Strettura village itself, with its butcher, its baker, its general foodmstore and its 3 restaurants, one of which makes the finest pizza in the world !

Yes, indeed, in booking one of our central Spoleto apartments, of which we offer about 12, then, moving to Strettura Castle, Tracey and Sue really did savour the best of all possible worlds. However, we also offer many other equally amazing apartments, villas and pool properties because we and our partners, all of whom own the 40 or so properties that you see on our personal website (advertised on this page), have carefully selected all our properties for their uniqueness and location. So, why not sample a town and country experience, just as Tracey and Sue did, experience the deep warmth and friendship of the Umbrian folks, sample the excellent food and wines of the different areas around Spoleto and feast your eyes on the ecstatic scenic differences between historic Spoleto, with its myriad of cobbled and arched streets, its pedestrian areas, teaming with shops, bars and restaurants, and our tranquil country places, set against the purple and pink mountain ranges.

Our "job" is provide you with the best holiday ever. And, to those who return, as more and more of you do each year, we offer specially discounted rates because if there is one thing that makes our "work" worthwhile, it is appreciative guests, such as Tracey and Sue.

Thank you, Tracey and Sue ! Saluti, Norma
Penthouse On The Park
+39 0743 498 38
Spoleto Spoleto area
Prospect, Kentucky USA


  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had a wonderful time staying in Norma and Laurie's flat near the park. Every evening after dinner out, we stopped in the park to watch soccer. After a few evenings of this, we started recognizing players!

The flat is extremely convenient to all areas of Spoleto (particularly the large grocery store).

Every afternoon, my husband and I had cocktails on the roof, which renders a spectacular view. The flat itself was very comfortable and clean.

Laurie and Norma are wonderful hosts. Not only did they leave a welcome basket full of goodies, but Laurie also brought over our luggage which had been delayed getting to Italy.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Penthouse On The Park
+39 0743 498 38
Spoleto Spoleto area
Melbourne, Australia


  • 5 of 5
The position of Penthouse on the Park is excellent. It is a very nice stroll either through the park or up a relatively quiet road to the main Piazzas and historic attractions. There are some amazing restaurants within 15 minutes stroll of the apartment. My wife and I were married in Spoleto in 2004 and we go back every two or three years to see friends and keep our children "interested" in the part of the world that we consider to be our second home.

The "welcome pack" that Norma and Laurie provide is amazing, we had enough provisions last trip to easily last us a few days, until we decided to wander down the hill to the local supermarket which was very well stocked.

Also, Laurie may be able to pick you up from the station which is really helpful, saves you getting lost or lugging your baggage in taxis etc.

I can't recommend Norma and Laurie's apartments or hospitality more highly. It was also recommended to us when we first stayed in their properties 2 years ago. We're booked for another stay with Norma and Laurie in 2010.
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Penthouse On The Park
+39 0743 498 38
Spoleto Spoleto area
Johannesburg, South Africa


  • 5 of 5
Our time in Spoleto was exactly what a vacation should be.

The Penthouse on the Park was absolutely perfect for our family. It was comfortable, well-equipped, and in a perfect location for exploring the beauty and history of Umbria. We loved the fact that the region wasn't too overrun by tourists, and that the locals were so forgiving of how badly we spoke Italian!

As an active family with teenagers, we took a lot of day trips and feel like we were really able to see the region, either walking through towns or hiking between them.

The area is safe, the food is fabulous (great gelato flavors in town!), as are the people, the sunshine, and our memories.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Rome, Perugia or Pescara
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Car: not necessary

Staying in Spoleto is like staying in a fairy-tale castle, peppered with piazzas, sprinkled with bars, restaurants and shops amidst a maze of tunnelled, cobbled lanes and alley-ways, all leading skywards to the famous Rocca, the aquaduct & some of the best views in the world. This whole surreal setting is akin to a stage-set in the making, fringed by mountains, olive groves and vineyards and a mixture of medieval monasteries, towns, cities and tiny hill-top villages - all beckoning a visit ! However, for me, Spoleto is the ultimate temptress. Once under her spell, you are lost forever in her beauty. It requires will-power to leave this place, even for a short while. It is, quite simply, the most captivating city in Italy, never mind Umbria, Venice being on a par – the difference being that Venice has the water and Spoleto has the mountains. And, like Venice, Spoleto has a history to be reckoned with - it predates Rome. Easy access to Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto, Rome, Trevi, Perugia etc.

Other Activities: wine-tasting, markets, olive oil tasting, truffle trails, museums, galleries, churches

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Availability & Rates


Spoleto Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 3
May 31 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
Rate 4
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
Rate 5
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Rate 6
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Notes For the exclusive use of ONLY our guests, a large private pool, (May 1 to Oct 31), at our Villa Marianna, with restaurant, 7 miles away, is included in the rental rate of this apartment.
10% off the 2nd averagely rated week of a 2 week booking/30% off the 3rd averagely rated week of a 3 week booking/50% off the 4th averagely rated week of a 4 week booking.
Rate is ALL INCLUSIVE + a Welcome Pack.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Spoleto Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sunbed
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Garage
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Both bedrooms are ensuite. 1st ensuite bathroom has full sized tub plus shower and WC. 2nd ensuite bathroom is shower room with half-sized tub and WC. 3rd bathroom is a large shower room/shower unit with washing machine and is on the ground floor, just off the sitting room.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Can sleep up to 6 with extra single beds unobtrusively placed in the sitting room for an extra 50 euros/week minimum, extra days pro-rata. Please order a cot in advance.
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Balcony
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • cycling
  • fishing
Full-time access to our large private pool at Villa Marianna (120 sq mts), 7 miles away, free of charge. Speciality lunches offered between June and Sept, subject to demand. Transport can be arranged. Please order sun-loungers or a high chair or a cot in advance of your arrival, should you need any of these things - no extra charge. The 27' TV/DVD offers Eng speaking news channels + Italian TV. There is a private tennis club nearby that welomes day guests. Please advise in advance how many sun-loungers you require - you can have as many as you like - no extra charge. There is an elevator to the apartment, However, if you consider yourself elderly and/or infirm, please note that there are steps to the bedrooms and more steps to the terrace - there are hand-rails. The private 1 car garage is secure and it costs 50 euros/week. However, you can park at the bottom of the hill, 3 mins walk away, for nothing. Or, across the street, in an underground car park.
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